A theme park called Freedomland that opened in the Bronx 51 years ago, was known as the "Disneyland of the East."
Here in the Bronx the Bay Plaza Shopping Center just south of Co-op City attracts shoppers to places like Barnes and Noble and JCPenney, but half a century ago the area packed people in for another reason. The site was home to an amusement park even bigger than Disneyland.
On this show, we're remembering Freedomland. The theme park opened up in the Bronx 51 years ago this weekend but only lasted 5 seasons.